Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

May 2019

Special Event

Evening Book Discussion & Dinner

Monday, May 20, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner, followed by a lively discussion of Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father by Sally Cabot Gunning. Copies of the book will be available at the Harmony Library.

Children Programs

Drop-in Craft: Tulip in a Heart - Mother's Day Craft

Wednesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 11, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Create a heart card for Mom with a pretty tulip inside.


Drop-in Craft: Tissue Paper Dragonfly

Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 30, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Celebrate spring making a tissue paper dragonfly.


Drop-in Craft: Make Mom a Book

Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 31, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

“Drop in” to the Glocester Manton Library Children’s Room and make your Mom her very own book!


Mom & Me Tea Time

Saturday, May 11, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Children in Grades K-5

A hands-on approach to learning how to make your own tea! Learn about this ancient and nutritious drink and sample teas you can make at home! All teas are healthy, mild, and great for kids of all ages. Tracy Lee Gilchrist,

owner of Summit Valley Farm’s Natural Wellness Studio, will lead this program.


Mom & Me Yoga

Saturday, May 18, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Pre K – Grade 5

Spend a relaxing hour with your child! Moms and their children can attend this special yoga session to celebrate Mother’s Day. Tracy Lee Gilchrist, a certified yoga teacher and owner of Summit Valley Farm’s Natural Wellness Studio, will lead the group.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, May 13, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for this May is The Best Recipes in the World: More than 1,000 International Dishes to Cook at Home by Mark Bittman. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.


Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Registration is not necessary and the movies are free. Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend! The films include:

  • May 7 - Instant Family
  • May 14 - A Dog's Way Home
  • May 21 - The Favourite
  • May 28 - On the Basis of Sex


Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, May 8 and May 22, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

During the month of May, the group will continue to explore using colored pencil. We are concentrating on birds. Everyone is welcome to join us. Materials will be supplied, but if you have your own pencils, colored and graphite, please bring them.


Ukulele Workshop for Beginners

Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 and June 12, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Musician and teacher, Tripp Hutchinson, invites you to learn how to play the ukulele. This six-week beginner workshop will get you playing the ukulele by the end of the first class. Music and instructional materials will be provided. Ukuleles will be provided; however, four ukuleles will be available for loan on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 and June 12, 7 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This intermediate level ukulele six-week workshop is designed for those players who have been strumming for a bit and feel comfortable with some of the basic ukulele techniques. We'll encourage and support one another as we work on new strumming and picking patterns. See glocesterlibraries.org for additional class requirements.


Writers' Support Group
Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Read and share your personal projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres.


Crochet Group

Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Beginners and crocheters who are more advanced can learn and share their experience in a comfortable room for crochet and conversation! Ashley Ledoux, an experienced crocheter, will teach beginners and be available for assistance and advice.


Beekeeping 101

Tuesday, May 21, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join URI Master Gardener Deb Brodie for a presentation about beekeeping. In addition to explaining the best ways to preserve bee habitat, she will also describe how bees live and work and how beekeepers are trying their best to keep them alive. Deb is an avid beekeeper herself. Come with your questions!

Media & Technology Programs

Resume Workshop
Monday, May 6, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

Need help creating our updating your resume? Attend this one-on-one workshop. Bring a written draft of your resume and a USB flash drive to save and/or print your resume.

Note: Participants must be able to type their own resume.


One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m., Harmony Library

Receive one-on-one instruction in learning how to use a computer, set up an email account, and search the Internet.


Getting Started with e-Zone

Wednesday, May 8, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to use your e-Reader to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Ocean State Libraries.


Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, May 14 and May 28, 6 p.m., Harmony Library
Sign up for instruction in the basics of computer use, email, and Internet searching. If you want to work on Microsoft Office 2016, including Word, PowerPoint, or basic Excel, let us know when you register.


iPad and iPhone Basics

Thursday, May 16, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to use the iPad and iPhone at a comfortable pace. Bring your devices and your questions. Note: This workshop is for only Apple not Android devices.


One-on-One Computer Help
Library Hours, Glocester Manton Library

One-on-One computer help is available Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of the novel, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.


Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 9, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the novel, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 23, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library